March ETEPC Luncheon - "Current Happenings in Oil and Gas"

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Hollytree Drive, Tyler, Texas 75703
Speaker: David C. Smith, Argent Mineral Management

We are excited to welcome Mitch Andrews, Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer of Tyler Junior College; Bill Wong, Director of Advancement Operation and COO of the Tyler Junior College Foundation and David C. Smith, Louisiana Argent Mineral Management Manager & Business Development Officer.

David C. Smith joined Argent in March of 2012 as Business Development Officer and Property Consultant.  He cultivates relationships with existing clients and prospective clients for the firm. He serves families and businesses across the South for any of their property and mineral right needs. He was named Louisiana AMM Manager in 2022.

Prior to joining Argent, he spent 5 years working as a petroleum Landman in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas and is currently a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and serves on the board of the Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen.  Additionally, he serves as Past President of the Louisiana chapter National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), and he is currently President of the national NARO board.  David is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where he received both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees.

He is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, an avid reader, a mediocre fisherman, and still prefers vinyl records to any alternative.  He is an active member within his church and community and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. 

Argent Mineral Management, LLC, (AMM) is a mineral management company and wholly owned subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana.  AMM was formed in 2005 to serve trust and non-trust clients in managing their mineral interests.  Since that time, Argent has been very successful helping mineral owners protect and maximize their oil and gas assets.  Argent currently manages approximately 3 million mineral acres located in 30 states with offices in Ruston and Shreveport, Louisiana; San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 


Argent offers comprehensive mineral management services.  However, the most important service for many clients is the accounting and auditing of royalty payments.  Since 2007, Argent has recovered over $30 million in revenue for their clients. Additionally, in January 2013, Argent implemented a proprietary oil and gas accounting system designed specifically for royalty accounting for mineral owners.


AMM clients also gain an unseen advantage – strength in numbers. Argent’s network of client landowners gives them a broad range of property-related information and intelligence, as well as increased leverage in negotiating with regional exploration companies, adding significant strength to each mineral owner’s portfolio.


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